Monday, September 9, 2019

Trump slams ‘boring’ John Legend, calls Chrissy Teigen ‘filthy mouthed’

In a town hall event filmed inside New York’s Sing Sing prison that aired Sunday night, “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt dissected the costs of America’s high rates of incarceration. Joined by singer John Legend, Holt asked prisoners about the toll on their families and their ideas for changing the system.

One topic, though, did not come up: the bipartisan criminal justice reform bill signed by President Trump in December. And the White House’s chief media critic noticed.

In a four-tweet flurry sent late Sunday, Trump lashed out at Holt and “boring musician” Legend — while also swiping at Legend’s “filthy mouthed wife,” model and frequent Trump critic Chrissy Teigen — for not giving him personal credit for his efforts.


“I SIGNED IT INTO LAW, no one else did, & Republicans deserve much credit,” Trump tweeted, referring to the First Step Act, which reduced some federal drug sentences, among other measures. “But now that it is passed, people that had virtually nothing to do with it are taking the praise.”
Legend, a Grammy- and Oscar-winning singer who also founded FreeAmerica, a criminal-justice-reform advocacy group, suggested the president’s ire was misplaced.

“Guys like boring ... musician @johnlegend and his filthy mouthed wife, are talking now about how great it is -- but I didn’t see them around when we needed help getting it passed,” he tweeted.

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